Youth incarceration is a national epidemic; the issues associated with it are deeply rooted and systemic. Specifically, Los Angeles County has one of the highest youth incarceration rates in the country.
After months of campaigning, Willard Mitt Romney, Republican candidate would finally face his opponent: incumbent President of the United States and Democratic candidate, Barack Hussein Obama. At 9 PM central time, the two challengers entered the arena at the University of Denver. They shook hands before moderator Jim Lehrer explained the format and rules. The battle had begun…
What’s a day in the life of a UCLA Muslim Bruin like? Check out this video on the truth about Sharia’h law made by fourth-year English major, Ranim Hijazi, fourth-year neuroscience and Arabic major, Tarik Takkesh, and third-year microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics major, Dania Takkesh.
Let us, as Muslims, not fool ourselves. The 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States was a watershed moment for US foreign policy. A man with a Muslim-esque name was finally going to be making deals with, stopping wars against, and lifting up the many splintered nations of Islam. Or at least, that was the hope.
It is once again that time of the year –the leaves are falling, the winds are blowing, and the clouds are slowly gathering. While it may seemingly be a typical fall season, emotions run deeply through the air as the United States of America nears its 57th quadrennial election.
Salma Arastu, a painter from India, expresses emotions through this painting and poem she created a few days after the 9/11 attacks.
On Sunday, August 19th, 2.2 billion Muslims all around the globe will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that comes at the end of the blessed month of Ramadan.
I am indeed a stranger in a strange land. It is nothing like the Ramadan that I’m used to. Yet, despite the environment that I find myself in, I have actually been quite blessed this Ramadan.
During the last few nights of Ramadan, Muslims engage in more acts of worship in the hopes of catching the Night of Power. Here is a glimpse of how some Muslims are spending their Ramadan nights in America and abroad.
They say that the last two minutes before iftaar is one of the craziest. It’s when we are quickly frying the last pakoraas or frantically searching for the dates in the fridge or staring at the plate of food in front of us while we wait for the exact second it officially becomes maghrib. Those last couple of minutes are wasted in acts like these and show us how we foolishly overlook one of the major blessings of Ramadan.